Keeping You In The Picture

Keeping You In The Picture

Hi, I really do hope you’re all keeping safe and well through these uncertain times. I think It is fair to say it’s been an especially tough year for everyone. I just thought I’d give you an update on what’s been happening at the workshop and what I have planned for the weeks ahead. In all honesty, nothing much has been happening front of house recently due to restrictions imposed by government, but there’s lots been happening behind the scenes. This update will highlight the measures I’ve put in place to keep you and myself safe when the workshop reopens and welcomes you back.

Workshop Temporarily Closed – Tier 4 Restrictions

Workshop Temporarily Closed – Tier 4 Restrictions

Framing Unlimited has been monitoring the COVID-19 Virus on a daily basis and taking advice from Public Health England and the Government to ensure my customers are kept safe.

Government Announcement.
In light of the announcement made by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care – Matt Hancock on Wednesday 30th December 2020 with regards to Tier 4 restrictions imposed on the North East of England, I have had to closed the workshop until future notice.
Frame Orders.
My picture framing service has been categorised as a non essential service, hence closure of the workshop.
If you have recently placed an order for frames and has been completed or collected, rest assured they are safely stored. I will be working behind closed doors to complete all orders. Collections will resume when the Government communicates that I can reopen the workshop. I will also be offering a delivery service as and when your framing is ready. I will make contact with you to arrange this.
I encourage you to connect with me for regular updates through either;
Facebook
www.facebook.com/framingunlimited
Website
www.framingunlimited.co.uk
Email
info@framingunlimited.co.uk
I would like to thank you in advance for you patience and understanding during these very difficult times.
Please stay safe.
Best wishes
Dave

Christmas Opening Hours

Christmas Opening Hours

Christmas is fast approaching and I would like to make you aware of Framing Unlimited’s Christmas holiday details. The workshop will close at 3:00pm on Tuesday 22nd December 2020.
Opening again from 10:00am on Wednesday 6th January 2021.
If you have any items you would like framing before I close on Tuesday the 22nd December, they must be dropped off at the workshop no later than the 12th December 2020.
Any orders I received after this date can not be guaranteed to be ready in time for Christmas.
As you can imagine it’s a very busy time of year and the sooner you can get your items to me for framing the better.

Keeping You In The Picture

Keeping you in the picture – Update 1

Hi, I hope you are all keeping safe, well and positive in these uncertain times?   
As the workshop is closed during the lockdown, it’s giving me some time to explore some additional framing services I can offer my customers when I re-open.
I am often asked if I have ready made frames in stock to purchase. It’s something I did not offer in the past for a number of reasons;
1.   Storage is limited at the workshop. 2.   The vast frame selection would be unmanageable. 3.  Overwhelming workload prior to lockdown (no time to make stock frames). 
These are only a few of the factors that prevented me from offering the “Ready Made Frame” product.
So, the lockdown has given me time to formulate a plan!
I’m delighted to offer Ready Made Frames when the workshop re-opens.
There will be a selection of colours and standard frame sizes available to purchase on-line (click & collect) and at the workshop. Unfortunately there will not be a delivery/postage option.

Workshop Temporarily Closed – Tier 4 Restrictions

Workshop Closure – Government Advice – COVID-19

Framing Unlimited has been monitoring the COVID-19 Virus on a daily basis and taking advice from Public Health England and the Government to ensure my customers are kept safe.
Government Announcement. 
In light of the announcement made by the Prime Minister on Monday 23rd March 2020 with regards to the mandatory lockdown of the United Kingdom, I have had to closed the workshop for the foreseeable future. 
More information on the Government’s advice can be found at GOV.uk
Frame Orders. My picture framing service has been categorised as a non essential service, hence closure of the workshop. If you have recently placed an order for frames and not yet collected them, rest assured they are safely stored. Completion of all orders and collections will resume when the Government communicates that I can reopen the workshop. I encourage you to connect with me for regular updates through either; 
Facebook
www.facebook.com/framingunlimited
Website
www.framingunlimited.co.uk
Email
info@framingunlimited.co.uk
I would like to thank you in advance for you patience and understanding during these very difficult times.
Please stay safe. Best wishes Dave 

Christmas 2019 Opening Details

As the cold weather sets in, which means only one thing, Christmas is fast approaching!! I would like to make you aware of Framing Unlimited’s Christmas Holiday opening details. The workshop will close at 5:00pm on Wednesday 18th of December 2019. Opening again...

August Bank Holiday Opening Times

I would like to make you aware of my August Bank Holiday Opening Times .
We will be taking an extended bank holiday break to spend some quality time together.
The workshop will close at 5:00pm on Friday 23th of August 2019.
Opening again on Wednesday 28th August 2019 at 9:00am. As always I appreciate your patience and understanding..
Have a great bank holiday weekend.
Best wishes
Dave
Framing Unlimited

Box Framing a British Military No2’s Uniform Jacket

Box Framing a British Military No2’s Uniform Jacket

A friend and local business owner recently completed some military medal mounting for Lloyd, an ex-serving soldier from Newark, Nottingham. 
They struck up a conversation and Lloyd shared an idea he had for a retirement gift for a very good friend of his. They hatched a plan to produce a retirement gift with the WOW factor!
During the conversation, George who owns McKay’s Kilts and Medal in Consett, suggested using my framing services to help create the gift.
Lloyd  visited my workshop the very same day to discuss the options.To cut a long story short, the images you see in this post are of the finished item. Working together helped get the WOW factor and more!!

Summer Holiday Details

I think you will agree with me, when I say that summer has definitely arrived!
What is Framing Unlimited’s plans for the summer?
In previous years the workshop has closed for a 2 week period over the summer. This year is going to be slightly different. The workshop will close for 1 or 2 days on specific dates (giving you as much notice as possible) throughout the summer months.
If you plan to visit the workshop over the coming months I strongly recommend dropping me a message to confirm open times.
Date for your diary
Workshop will close from 12:30pm on Wednesday 31st July 2019 – Open again from 9:00am on Friday 2nd August 2019.
As always, I appreciate your patience and understanding.

Local History Framed

Local History Framed

Invitation to view an item I’ve framed.
So…….. I received a call from a customer who I recently framed a large flag for.
Tom, who is a key member in my local community presented a Boys Brigade Flag to be framed at my workshop. The flag was discovered during recent renovation works at West Pelton Methodist Church. The church is literally 30 steps from my family home.
On completion, Tom promised an invite to view the framed flag once it was hung in the church. 
I very rarely get the opportunity to view something I’ve framed once it leaves the workshop.
It was humbling to see the framed flag in the church and to listen to the positive feedback it received.